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Community Mental Health Practitioner

  • Job reference: CSH853
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Adults
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Job description: A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Registered Mental Health Nurse or Social Worker to join an Adult NHS based Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in Greater Manchester.

The post is full time Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week) for a minimum duration of 13 weeks, with a likelihood of extension. The position is Band 6 paying £22p/hr (Ltd) depending on experience.

The service will provide assessment, specialist support, treatment and care planning for service users aged between 17 and 65 years with functional mental health conditions such as depression and psychotic mental illness.

The ideal candidate:
Must be able to carry a community caseload of patients, working across clinics and patients' homes in providing high quality care.
Must be prepared to work in a busy high-pressured environment and be a comfortable, effective and organised lone worker.
Must work effectively as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) comprising of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, occupational therapists and social workers.

The service provides high quality care through:
Comprehensive and co-ordinated community mental health teams and effective treatments based on the best available evidence.
A service, which is safe for everyone.
Equality of access and experience for all actual and potential service users.

The service promote recovery and inclusion for service users using acute mental health services through:
Care oriented to strengths and abilities while attending to difficulties and disabilities.
Helping service users remain connected with their local communities.
Providing purposeful, stimulating and appropriate mental and physical activities.

Must be a Qualified Mental Health Nurse who is currently registered with the NMC or a Qualified Social Worker registered with the HCPC.
Must have a minimum 6 months working in Community Mental Health in areas such as CMHT, Assertive Outreach, Early Intervention, Crisis Resolution, Primary Care etc.
Must hold a full valid driving license and a car is essential to use as part of the job role.

If you're interested in this role or any other positions contact Carly Harrison at Service Care Solutions (01772) 208963